The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Pair Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Pair Programming
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 241 260
Rank change year-on-year +35 +19  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 48 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 6
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £71.00

Pair Programming is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the South East

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the South East

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the South East

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +6 19 £500 +17.64% 3
Surrey +25 12 £419 -1.47% 4
Berkshire +34 9 £475 -
Hampshire +7 3 £525 +5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £560 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 104 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (76.92%) TDD
3 70 (67.31%) Java
4 63 (60.58%) Scrum
5 59 (56.73%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 45 (43.27%) Jenkins
8 44 (42.31%) SQL
8 44 (42.31%) Spring
9 36 (34.62%) Unit Testing
9 36 (34.62%) REST
10 34 (32.69%) Node.js
11 33 (31.73%) DevOps
11 33 (31.73%) Maven
12 32 (30.77%) MVC
12 32 (30.77%) GitHub
12 32 (30.77%) Open Source
13 30 (28.85%) Cucumber
14 29 (27.88%) MongoDB
14 29 (27.88%) JUnit
14 29 (27.88%) Software Engineering
14 29 (27.88%) Java EE
15 27 (25.96%) Linux
15 27 (25.96%) JBoss
16 26 (25.00%) Mockito
17 25 (24.04%) Continuous Delivery
17 25 (24.04%) Kanban
18 24 (23.08%) WebSphere
18 24 (23.08%) E-Commerce
19 23 (22.12%) JSON

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (25.96%) JBoss
2 24 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 22 (21.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (17.31%) WebSphere Process Server
5 14 (13.46%) Alfresco
6 8 (7.69%) Confluence
7 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
8 6 (5.77%) Apache
8 6 (5.77%) Apache Spark
9 3 (2.88%) Apache Solr
9 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.88%) Liferay
10 1 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.77%) GitHub
2 23 (22.12%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.92%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.88%) MongoDB
2 22 (21.15%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.77%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.81%) Big Data
5 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (43.27%) Jenkins
2 33 (31.73%) Maven
3 30 (28.85%) Cucumber
4 29 (27.88%) JUnit
5 26 (25.00%) Mockito
6 23 (22.12%) Git (software)
7 19 (18.27%) JIRA
8 12 (11.54%) Gradle
9 9 (8.65%) Selenium
9 9 (8.65%) Subversion
10 7 (6.73%) Eclipse
10 7 (6.73%) IntelliJ
11 5 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (3.85%) Mercurial
13 3 (2.88%) Gatling
13 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
14 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
15 1 (0.96%) Mocha
15 1 (0.96%) Protractor
15 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (17.31%) Publishing
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (84.62%) Developer
2 42 (40.38%) Java Developer
3 25 (24.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 21 (20.19%) Node.js Developer
5 17 (16.35%) Software Engineer
6 14 (13.46%) Java Engineer
7 13 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
8 12 (11.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 12 (11.54%) Java Software Developer
8 12 (11.54%) Software Developer
9 11 (10.58%) Agile Developer
10 10 (9.62%) Senior Developer
11 8 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (5.77%) .NET Developer
12 6 (5.77%) Agile Java Developer
12 6 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (5.77%) C# Developer
12 6 (5.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (5.77%) Scala Developer
13 5 (4.81%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.31%) Spring
2 36 (34.62%) REST
3 34 (32.69%) Node.js
4 29 (27.88%) Java EE
5 23 (22.12%) JSON
6 21 (20.19%) HTML
6 21 (20.19%) Web Services
7 17 (16.35%) Express
8 16 (15.38%) CSS
9 15 (14.42%) RESTful
10 14 (13.46%) AngularJS
11 10 (9.62%) SOAP
12 9 (8.65%) CSS3
12 9 (8.65%) J2EE
13 8 (7.69%) Apache Camel
13 8 (7.69%) Hibernate
13 8 (7.69%) JMS
13 8 (7.69%) Sass
14 7 (6.73%) Spring Boot
14 7 (6.73%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) User Experience
2 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.92%) Semantic Web
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) Linux
2 20 (19.23%) Unix
3 17 (16.35%) Windows
4 3 (2.88%) Solaris
5 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (76.92%) TDD
3 63 (60.58%) Scrum
4 59 (56.73%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (34.62%) Unit Testing
6 33 (31.73%) DevOps
7 32 (30.77%) MVC
7 32 (30.77%) Open Source
8 29 (27.88%) Software Engineering
9 25 (24.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (24.04%) Kanban
10 24 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 23 (22.12%) BPEL
11 23 (22.12%) BPMN
12 20 (19.23%) Microservices
12 20 (19.23%) OO
13 18 (17.31%) Migration
13 18 (17.31%) SOA
14 17 (16.35%) OOD
15 13 (12.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (67.31%) Java
2 52 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 44 (42.31%) SQL
4 22 (21.15%) Scala
5 18 (17.31%) Ruby
6 8 (7.69%) Groovy
6 8 (7.69%) PHP
7 7 (6.73%) C#
8 6 (5.77%) Python
9 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.96%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) ES6
10 1 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (1.92%) Degree
1 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Mesos
2 3 (2.88%) Terraform
3 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (2.88%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe
2 1 (0.96%) Alias
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle
2 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
2 1 (0.96%) Sophos